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HP Spectre Folio 13t-ak000


HP Spectre Folio 13t-ak000
HP Spectre Folio 13t-ak000 (Spectre Folio 13 Series)
Intel Core i7-8500Y 2 x 1.5 - 4.2 GHz, Amber Lake-Y
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 615,
16 GB 
, soldered, 933.3 MHz, 14-17-17-40, LPDDR3, Dual-Channel
13.30 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 166 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, AU Optronics AUO572D, IPS, glossy: yes
Intel Kaby Lake-Y Premium PCH
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, Cat. 16 eSIM, LTE
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.4 x 320 x 235 ( = 0.61 x 12.6 x 9.25 in)
54.28 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: FHD IR
Additional features
Speakers: Bang & Olufsen Quad speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, WACOM pen, USB Type-C to Type-A adapter, detachable leather pen loop, McAfee, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
1.49 kg ( = 52.56 oz / 3.28 pounds), Power Supply: 292 g ( = 10.3 oz / 0.64 pounds)
1400 USD



Average Score: 73.93% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 68%, features: 68%, display: 85% mobility: 90%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the HP Spectre Folio 13t-ak000

85.7% HP Spectre Folio 13 (i5-8500Y) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
HP is putting a new spin on laptop convertibles inspired by antique cameras and wristwatches. The one-of-a-kind leather design is both premium and classic, but its size, weight, and features fall a bit short compared to the sleek and modern metal Ultrabook.
The HP Spectre Folio Review: Luxurious Leather Laptop
Source: AnandTech English version
HP has delivered an incredibly well-built, stylish, and usable notebook in the Spectre Folio, and they’ve done it with a design that is unmatched in the industry. The addition of offering LTE adds another dimension, and coupled with the incredibly good battery life, really provides a fantastic computer for working on the go. The convertible nature provides a great writing surface as well, and HP offers a stylus for just that reason. HP offers a great amount of customization, with plenty of choices for specifications as well as a couple of color options. Pricing is high, as expected, but the base model is completely usable, offering 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, unlike some Ultrabooks that perhaps start with a lower price, but it only offers 4 GB / 128 GB and really isn’t very usable. The Spectre Folio isn’t inexpensive, and it isn’t the fastest notebook around, but the all-leather exterior makes a statement that no other machine on the market can match.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/07/2019
How to Remove the Leather Cover with Battery and Touchpad | HP Spectre Folio 13 and 13 x360
Source: HP Support English version
HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone everywhere — every person, every organization, and every community around the globe. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2019
60% HP Spectre Folio Review
Source: Toptenreviews English version
Without leather it would be impossible to tell a really important book from the latest Mills and Boon, we wouldn’t have anywhere to store our money, we couldn’t hold up our trousers, we wouldn’t have chapps and if HP had its way, we wouldn’t have laptops either. So integral is the leather folio to the professional convertible that HP have chosen to literally glue beef-skin to its latest 2-in-1. And while this may mean HP’s latest device has to endure being called names like the MeatBook, gluing your folio case to the laptop isn’t always as bad as it seems.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
The Best-Smelling Laptop of all Time. - HP Spectre Folio
Source: Linus Tech Tips English version
When we first heard HP made a leather wrapped laptop, we wanted to make fun of people with more money than brains. But after looking into it further, the HP Spectre Folio might be able to take on the MacBook Air or Surface Laptop 2.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2019
HP Spectre Folio review | TechSwitch
Source: Tech Switch English version
Windows 10 does an excellent job of integrating LTE connectivity, and our evaluation pattern got here with a Vodafone SIM card already put in. This meant that after establishing Windows 10 for the primary time, we had been in a position to entry the web instantly with out having to hook up with a Wi-Fi community and enter in a password. It’s a really useful function that may actually attraction to numerous folks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/18/2018
HP Spectre Folio review: This leather PC means business
Source: Engadget English version
HP takes a new approach to 2-in-1 design. Instead building yet another unibody metal device, the company is dressing its latest Spectre PC in leather.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2018
HP Spectre Folio 13 Review - Leather 2-in-1 Laptop
Source: Mobile Tech Review English version
The laptop is clad in chrome-tanned leather and underneath it has a magnesium alloy and aluminum frame and chassis. The notebook has Intel 8th Gen Y series Core i5 and i7 processors with performance similar to Intel 7th gen U series CPUs (this is the same CPU family used in the 2018 MacBook Air). It’s available with up to 16GB RAM, has a fast NVMe SSD, full HD and 4K display options, a backlit keyboard and pen + touch support (pen included). 4G LTE is optional. It competes with HP’s own Spectre x360 13”, the Microsoft Surface Pro 6 and the Lenovo Yoga C930.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2018

Foreign Reviews

90% Leder-Notebook HP Spectre Folio 13
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 77% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 97% ergonomy: 91% emissions: 90%
Ganz in Leder: Notebook HP Spectre Folio 13 im Test
Source: Computerbild German version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2019
60% HP Spectre Folio
Source: Input DA→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 60% workmanship: 80%


Intel UHD Graphics 615: Integrated graphics card in some Amber Lake Y-series processors (5 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Clocks with up to 1000 MHz depending on the CPU Model.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i7-8500Y: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for tablets and fanless notebooks based on the Amber Lake architecture which is basically a Kaby Lake chip produced in the improved 14nm+ process (no 14nm++) with higher clock speeds and 5 Watt TDP. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.5 - 4.2 GHz with Hyper Threading support as well as a graphics adapter. Fastest Amber Lake-Y chip at the time of announcement.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.49 kg:

In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.

HP: The Hewlett-Packard Company, founded 1935, commonly referred to as HP, is a technology corporation headquartered in California, United States. HP specializes in developing and manufacturing computing, storage, and networking hardware, software and services. Major product lines include personal computing devices, enterprise servers, related storage devices, as well as a diverse range of printers and other imaging products. Other product lines, including electronic test equipment and systems, medical electronic equipment, solid state components and instrumentation for chemical analysis. HP posted US $91.7 billion in annual revenue in 2006, making it the world's largest technology vendor in terms of sales. In 2007 the revenue was $104 billion, making HP the first IT company in history to report revenues exceeding $100 billion. 

Up to 2015, the company was named Hewlett Packard Company. After a split, the computer range was renamed to HP Inc.


In the laptop segment, HP was the world's largest manufacturer from 2014 to 2016 with a market share of 20-21% from 2014 to 2016, but they only exceed Lenovo by a small margin as of recently. HP is not present in the smartphone sector (as of 2016).

73.93%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP Spectre Folio 13-AK0802no
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake i5-8200Y

Devices with the same GPU

Asus Chromebook Flip Z3400FT-H50130
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 14.00", 1.3 kg
Microsoft Surface Go 3 Core i3
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake i3-10100Y, 10.50", 0.783 kg
Chuwi Minibook, m3-8100Y
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 8.00", 0.65 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip C433TA-AS384T
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip Z3400FT-AJ0111
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-E10008
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake i5-8200Y, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Microsoft Surface Go 2, m3-8100Y
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 10.50", 0.79 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip C433TA-AJ0005
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 14.00", 1.5 kg
One Mix 3S Yoga
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 8.40", 0.65 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-E10013
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 14.00", 1.45 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-DSM4T
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 14.00", 1.45 kg
VAIO A12-92993
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake i7-8500Y, 12.50", 1.1 kg
Google Pixel Slate, Core m3
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake m3-8100Y, 12.30", 0.725 kg
Google Pixel Slate, Core i5
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake i5-8200Y, 12.30", 0.721 kg
Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA
UHD Graphics 615, Amber Lake i5-8200Y, 14.00", 1.45 kg
HP Chromebook x2 12-f002nf
UHD Graphics 615, Kaby Lake m3-7Y30, 12.30", 1.45 kg
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
UHD Graphics 615, Kaby Lake Pentium 4415Y, 10.00", 0.523 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

HP Envy x360 13-bf0042TU
Iris Xe G7 96EUs, Alder Lake-M i7-1250U, 13.30", 1.34 kg
HP Chromebook x2 11-da0210nd
Adreno 618, Snapdragon SD 7c, 11.00", 1.16 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-02-15 (Update: 2019-02-15)